Nagpur: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side missed the experience of seniors to weather the storm created by South African pacer Dale Steyn in the first Test.
Steyn took 10 wickets in the match with a career-best 7/51 in India's first innings to help South Africa crush the hosts by an innings and six runs and Dhoni said they were completely blown away by the visiting fast bowler.
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"We were blown away by Dale Steyn by his swing, both conventional and reverse. We missed Rahul and Laxman to some extent but cannot do anything about injuries. Rohit Sharma (named as cover for Laxman) got injured 15 minutes before the toss," Dhoni said at the post-match press conference.